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The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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These are the 50 highest-grossing films of the 1990s. The 90s marked a huge leap in motion picture special effects. With the advent of that era's computers, CGI finally began to reach a photo realistic quality as seen in such films as Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. The films on this list span multiple genres and demographics. As the top 50 grossing films of the 1990s, rest assured that the movies on this list are the most popular and some of the best.

What are the top 90s movies by box office sales? Take a look here and you'll see some real blockbusters.

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Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Box Office: $677,387,716 Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Box Office: $1,843,201,268 Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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#39 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Weird But True Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Set Of 'Titanic'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Box Office: $476,684,675 Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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#15 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #46 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timefeaturing The Story Behind ‘Angels With Filthy Souls,’ The Fake Black-And-White Movie Inside ‘Home Alone’

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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Box Office: $481,840,909 Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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#6 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #17 of 51 The Most Rewatchable Action Moviesfeaturing 17 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'Saving Private Ryan'

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
Box Office: $519,398,546 Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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#9 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #45 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtrackslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Box Office: $172,071,312 Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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#53 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #2 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Bookslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
Box Office: $783,841,776 The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#9 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing The Lion King Is Full Of Baloneylisted on The Best Soundtracks and Scores by Elton John

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Box Office: $914,691,118 Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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#4 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #108 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madefeaturing 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Jurassic Park Franchise

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Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
Box Office: $589,390,539 Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

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#493 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #143 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment
Box Office: $672,806,292 The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who ...more

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#3 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #84 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #30 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
Box Office: $171,479,930 The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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#90 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timefeaturing 14 Matrix Fan Theories That Will Have You Saying "Whoa"listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis
Box Office: $146,282,411 True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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#102 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #142 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck

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Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria
Box Office: $178,406,268 Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

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#80 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #3 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #291 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
Box Office: $176,484,651 There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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#357 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of ‘There’s Something About Mary’

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Box Office: $162,831,698 Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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#614 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #25 of 82 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revengefeaturing 17 Ways Batman Returns Is Actually An Insanely Twisted Movie

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Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket
Box Office: $184,208,848 Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more

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#171 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox
Box Office: $817,400,891 Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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#4 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Madefeaturing 13 Things That Prove Pacific Rim And Independence Day Are The Exact Same Movielisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler
Box Office: $553,709,788 Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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#109 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #101 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
Box Office: $145,863,363 Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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#4 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #93 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen
Box Office: $181,410,615 Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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#58 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #103 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #60 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze
Box Office: $505,702,588 Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more

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#581 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #41 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing Elevate Your Seance With The Best Quotes From 'Ghost'

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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
Box Office: $172,956,409 Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more

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#236 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #22 of 80 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time #49 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave
Box Office: $180,981,856 Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1960s television series. IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must uncover the mole who has framed

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#148 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #51 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on The Very Best Movies About Hackers

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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Box Office: $173,585,516 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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#145 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #175 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
Box Office: $141,340,178 A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play by Aaron Sorkin. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) defends Marines accused of ...more

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#183 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #41 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #31 of 80 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time